Did You Know Die Hard Was a (Terrible) Book

Die Hard was based on Nothing Lasts Forever, and we can definitively say that the movie is better than the book, but we’re kind of bummed Alan Rickman never got to play a guy named Little Tony.

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Die Hard: The Movie Vs The Book


30 thoughts on “Did You Know Die Hard Was a (Terrible) Book

  1. Thisser Thatt September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    You heard it here folks:

    Violence against women: Bad! You shouldn't show it in your movies!
    Violence against men: Totally rad! Kill all the men you want!

  2. Jason Mc Partland September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Reginald VelJohnson, not Carl Winslow.

  3. Suzanne Berry September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    How about a book club review of Rambo? That was a book first, too.

  4. JJ Molina September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    More of these kinds of videos please!

  5. Rick Rick September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    if they ever remake die hard, which they never should, Hans should have a hot terrorist girlfriend, who's like a real evil bitch. and at the end, holly picks up a gun, but instead of shooting the bad girl, she bashes her in the nose with the butt of the gun. no blood, she just falls off screen, and inside of us we all say "alright holly".

  6. MR MEESEKS September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    So if i kill a guy but i dont kill the girl because shes a girl is that sexist? Is it more sexist to kill her?

  7. Johnny Wheatbread September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Definitely need more of this, and, yes, with reading assignments.

  8. TheLazyKey September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    The characters in the book sound far more interesting.

  9. Bokks87 September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I'm disappointed Katy doesnt elaborate that the book Holly/Stephanie dies because she doesn't let her father unhook her Rolex watch and allow it to fall while she's held onto and saved, whereas the movies Holly was uncomfortable with the excess of the watch from the beginning, and John unfastening it to drop Hans was both cathartic for the audience and cleansing for both characters.

  10. Mc Pa September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Like this. Do more or I will be forced to act. Consider not having a moving background. Seasick. So very seasick…

  11. Tim Kramar September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    ambiguous is good…

  12. message3381 September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    More Katie please!!!!

  13. Arcade Assassin September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    am i the only one who thinks that book sounds a lot like a film noir

  14. Michael Collins September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am


    The movie sucked.

    The books are good to great.

  15. Pumuckl September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    The title choices on this channel just suck.
    The book wasn't terrible, it was forcing you to think more complicated than the boring ol' good vs bad.
    The movie was a terrible adaptation How do you acknowledge that and still give the video this title?
    "Did you know Die Hard was a (terrible) adaptation" would've made a whole lot more sense and would've been correct.
    Who writes these bullshit titles anyway?
    It'd be nice if they could stop calling everything shocking, terrifying and terrible. It's annoying.

  16. Noodle Ocean Bacon September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Hippy by day Ricky Martin!!

  17. BizzyT September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I don't think John knew for sure "Bill Clay" was a terrorist, let alone Hans himself. Pretty much all the guys he'd fought or heard on the radio up to that point were German. Suspicious absolutely, but not 100% sure. That's why the gun had no bullets. If the guy turned the gun on John, then his suspicions are confirmed but he still lives. If not, then at least he's not giving a white collar civilian a loaded weapon who might shoot himself in the foot before actually shooting a terrorist. I find the scene works, myself. It's great added tension. Plus, Hans wasn't really armed (if i remember, he drops the gun) at the moment, so he couldn't really attack John. And John's a good cop. He wasn't just gonna shoot some dude unless he knew for sure he should. Aside from that, fantastic video.

  18. A Mac September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    LOL! Nice. Need more please. 🙂

  19. Matt G September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    It is so cute and sexy when she gets excited and her voice squeaks

  20. Luke Walsh September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Fashion communicate party commercial yes shout e-mail darkness new.

  21. Chris McCarty September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I'm looking forward to your next BookClubVideo. Had I known this one was coming out, I would have looked forward to it but alas nobody informed me so I was completely caught off guard and had nothing prepared to say.

  22. Juls72able September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    … Ok, sryly though go watch the lost in adaptation of die hard for more references

  23. scottthewaterwarrior September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Actually the bad guy in Die Hard was never Robin Hood, in fact he threatened to cut Robin Hood's heart out with a spoon!

  24. scottthewaterwarrior September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Actually the scene where Hanz meets McClain makes perfect sense. Hanz put his gun down when he went to check the explosives, so he didn't have one to begin with. McClain didn't know Hanz was a bad guy, he was just specious, so he gave him a gun (that Hanz didn't know was unloaded) as a test to see if he would betray him or not.

  25. kurayamidesu September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Same concept as CineFix's "What's the Difference", but completely different in execution. I need more of this series.

    I've never even seen Die Hard and I'm entertained.

  26. Saiyasha27 September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Love, you are trying way to hard to sound funny. I belive you, even if you don't turn your voice to high pitch

  27. Beki Rose Berliner September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Don't be afraid to touch on kids' media- some books have heavier/more adult messages than the movies, and vice versa.
    Also- I really like the line drawn between "Is it a good adaptation?" and "Is it better?" because those can be different answers! Yes!

  28. fAppIicationof SeIf September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Wait… you want female terrorists as long as they don't get hurt? Wow. Reminds me of how some women hit men because they don't expect to get hit back. Yeah, let's teach young girls that there are no negative consequences for their actions. Up to and including being literal. Fucking. Terrorists. MRA's and MGTOWs are generally mouth breathing scum bags but a lot of PC lefties these days are pretty much the polar opposite of stupidity.

  29. Big Giant Monster September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Nothing Lasts Forever was morally ambiguous. I never really rooted for Joe reading the book the way I rooted for McClane watching the movie. There was a character who was talking to him via ham radio as he watched the building through a telescope in the hills overlooking the building. The terrorists in the book really were terrorists and the company really was guilty of everything they said. Also, the cops were not all supportive of what Joe was doing, and in fact the book made you believe he really was screwing things up for them. There was no sense of triumph at the end.

  30. PandiiMan September 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    great concept. please more.

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